Samara Yearbook

Beginning in 1923, Elmwood’s students and faculty have invested untold energy and pride into the production of the school’s yearbook, Samara. While in the past, Elmwood’s favourite publication was typed, cut out, taped by hand and copied, technological advancements over the past century have dramatically changed the look—but not the spirit—of the beloved Samara. Today, our yearbook begins as a series of blank “spreads” or facing pages all laid out online on our publisher’s website. These spreads are set on a grid, and each one must be templated and filled in electronically by a small but dedicated team. Digital photography, colour, typefaces and new layout design software have allowed for different expressions of creativity. Nevertheless, Samara still includes community members, student art and writing, unique submissions, questions, jokes, and the iconic tributes to each House: Fry, Keller, Nightingale and Wilson.

Some customs remain while others evolve, yet Samara remains a place where community, traditions, voices and people express themselves and are heard. Each September, when the latest edition of Samara arrives and is distributed, there is much rejoicing, laughing, reminiscing and remembering—just as Elmwood students have done for decades.

Click below to view our digital yearbooks:

 1923  1925  1927  1929  1930  1931  1932  1933  1934  1935
 1936  1937  1938  1939  1940  1941  1942  1943  1944  1945
 1947  1948  1949  1950  1951  1952  1953  1954  1955  1956
 1957  1958  1959  1960 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967
 1968  1969  1970  1971  1972  1973  1974  1975  1976  1977
 1978  1979  1980  1981  1982  1983  1984  1985  1986  1987
 1988  1989  1990  1991  1992  1993  1994  1995  1996  1997
 1998  1999  2000  2001  2002  2003  2004  2005  2006  2007
 2008  2009  2010  2011

 2012

 2013  2014  2015  2016  
                   

 


 

News and Notes

Ally Brown '09

As she types away at her Masters thesis at the University of British Columbia’s Mineral Deposit Research Unit in Vancouver, or works out of a remote field camp in Chile’s Atacama Desert searching for clues to hidden deposits of copper deep below the earth’s surface, Ally Brown ’09 knows she is doing her part to normalize the presence of women in a mining industry dominated by men.

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